Insider Index: This week in Salem, by the numbers
Here are 10 numbers that illustrate some of this week's big, and small, Oregon political stories.
93: California sea lions the state has permission from the federal government to kill at Willamette Falls, according to Oregon Public Broadcasting. Authorities worry the sea lions will eat fragile winter steelhead.
$115,000: Amount the Barrel Room, a bar in Portland, is suing a former bartender for allegedly drinking on the job, according to The Oregonian.
3: Fishermen who perished in Yaquina Bay this week after their boat capsized, according to KPTV.
$25,000: Amount Senate President Peter Courtney, D-Salem, paid a female employee, in addition to six months' benefits, who resigned in 2015 after Courtney learned she was dating State Rep. Paul Evans, D-Monmouth, according to Willamette Week. The employee didn't violate state ethics laws or rules and didn't interact professionally with Evans, but agreed not to sue the state or the Senate President's Office.
$277,000: Money Portland Public Schools has spent on a lawsuit over the release of public records about district employees on paid leave, according to The Oregonian.
8: Oregon buildings listed to the national historic register last year, according to The Oregonian.
$13,000: Amount Portland Public Schools spent on a retirement party in 2017, according to an audit from the Secretary of State's Office.
$1,068: Share of that spent on Hawaiian leis and other flowers for the party, according to Oregon Public Broadcasting.
56.6: Percentage of Oregonians surveyed by the Center for Responsible Lending who have student loan debt, or whose immediate family or household member does.
29.2: Percentage of those people behind on their payments.